Ursula sweater in progressThis is my Ursula sweater from Kate Daties, in the yarn acquired last year at Olds that just says “Quebecor” on the label.  No other info.  I just loved the three contrasting colours together, and I still do.  Once I swatched the pattern I realized I was getting a much larger gauge than the pattern, so I am winging the sizing.  Even the smallest size had too many stitches.  This is a fully steeked sweater, and I am actually finished the lower body, and about to add the arm steeks.  It will be fun once I start cutting it open!  The yarn is very wiry once knit, so not for a fan of soft yarn.  I am thinking it will be a hard wearing sweater, and low pilling, which I like.  As normal I am worried about running out of the grey, even though I did buy all they had.  I am at the arm holes now, and just finishing off my second ball.  Crossing fingers I won’t need to do short sleeves!

Lupine cardigan in progressThis sweater is the Lupine cardigan from Wooly Wonka, a lovely simple design for summer.  I have had this wool/silk etc lace yarn for a little while, and it is perfect for this summer cardigan.  It is growing slowly, but I am approximately five inches into the body.  I was attempting to join a knit along with this sweater, but alas I am too slow.  This is mostly as I am splitting my knitting time between the two projects, rather than dedicating all my time to just the lace cardigan.  I love both!

Advertisements

FO: RAINBOW SWEATER!!!

June 8, 2015

Rainbow sweaterWow, did this sweater turn out nicely!  The Better Breton pattern is very, very, very good, and makes an attractively fitting sweater!  I also managed to pick the right size, and get a good fit at the shoulders.  And of course, who does not love a rainbow sweater?  Fia has requested one, so that is on the list to make.  With the rainbow yarn kit from Rain City Knits I have enough yarn left to make one to two kids sweaters.  I had run out of grey below the third stripe on the arm, and ordered three more skeins, so enough grey to make another sweater.  The only downside – I had some colour run.  I found some information on how to fix it, I just need to do the work now.  I intend to wash the rest of the rainbow yarn before I make the child’s sweater.  I even got to wear this to knitting the other night when it was a chilly rainy day.  I have put it way until fall, which is sad as RAINBOW.

L'amour mittensFor the province of New Brunswick, I knitted mittens designed by Sarah Arnold aka “Hot Cheese”.  The name of the pattern is Ardour, and is very pretty I think.  The yarn is Briggs and Little (the blue) which is spun in New Brunswick.  The oatmeal yarn is good old Custom Woolen Mills.  A good use of scraps that have been in a box for a number of years now.  I had high hopes of finishing these easily on my vacation, but a fever for 3 days took care of that.  I finished two days late for these to count.